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Instrumentation at the Magellan Telescopes 2008
Author(s): David J. Osip; David Floyd; Ricardo Covarrubias
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Paper Abstract

The Carnegie Institution operates the twin 6.5m Magellan Telescopes on behalf of the Magellan consortium (Carnegie Institution of Washington, Harvard University, the University of Arizona, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of Michigan). The two telescopes have been in routine operations at the Las Campanas Observatory since 2001 and 2002 respectively. We currently operate with a suite of instruments available at 6 active ports during regular night-time science operations. Here, we briefly describe the capabilities, operation, and performance of the suite of commissioned instruments including MagIC, PANIC, MIKE, MIKE-Fibers, LDSS3, IMACS, and MagE. Beyond the instruments that are presently installed on site, we will also introduce the large number of instruments that are in advanced stages of construction by teams throughout our consortium (FIRE, Four-Star, MegaCam, MMIRS, PFS, PISCO, MIRAC4).

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 July 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7014, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II, 70140A (24 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.790011
Show Author Affiliations
David J. Osip, Carnegie Observatories, Las Campanas Observatory (Chile)
David Floyd, Carnegie Observatories, Las Campanas Observatory (Chile)
Ricardo Covarrubias, Carnegie Observatories, Las Campanas Observatory (Chile)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7014:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II
Ian S. McLean; Mark M. Casali, Editor(s)

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